Friends of the Library

The Friends actively promote community awareness of the library and provide funds for library equipment and programs.


Annual Membership Fee

  • $5 individual
  • $7 family
  • $50 life-individual
  • $75 life-family

Membership Application

Friends of LVDL Spring Used Book Sale and Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
4 to 6 p.m. – Preview hours for Friends Members
*Membership may be purchased at the door: $5 Individual $7.00 Family
6 p.m. Friends of LVDL Annual Meeting-refreshments served and surprise drawing after short meeting.
6 to 8 p.m. - Open to the Public
We're offering a large selection of hardcover and paperback novels, gently used children’s books, DVDs, music CDs and much more.
Illinois Award winning books available - Caudill, Monarch and Bluestem. Teachers with ID will receive a 10% discount on their purchases.

Friends Monthly Meetings

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Next Meeting: Annual Meeting Thursday, May 18  |  6:00pm   |  Meeting Room A

Previous Meeting Minutes:  March 16 | April 20

2017 Budget Meeting Minutes:  April 26

Book Donations

Book sales are our primary source of revenue, so we love receiving donated books. We’ve received some incredible donations in the past year. Thank you!

We do ask that you please limit your donations to clean, gently used books that haven’t been exposed to moisture, and please refrain from donating outdated encyclopedias, textbooks and hardcover Reader’s Digest books.  Please see our Donation Guidelines for more detail.

Smaller book donations can be put in the drop-off slot to the left of the lobby book shelves. Boxes of books can be brought to Receiving, around the left side of the building. Contact the library prior to arriving with large donations so that someone can meet you.

Charitable donation receipts are available at the Circulation Desk.

Those looking for a place to recycle books that we can’t accept can check out Book Rescue https://www.scarce.org/book-rescue/.

Friends of the Library Board

Ellen Wing – President
Diane Tully – Vice President
Sue Vogl – Secretary
Larry Wing – Treasurer

Friends of the Library Bylaws

The Friends can be contacted at friends@lvdl.org